Communication of software cost estimates

@inproceedings{Jrgensen2014CommunicationOS,
  title={Communication of software cost estimates},
  author={Magne J\orgensen},
  booktitle={EASE},
  year={2014}
}
The meaning of an effort or cost estimate should be understood and communicated consistently and clearly to avoid planning and budgeting mistakes. Results from two studies, one of 42 software companies and one of 423 individual software developers, suggest that this is far from being the case. In both studies we found a large variety in what was meant by an effort estimate and that the meaning was frequently not communicated. To improve the planning and budgeting of software projects we… CONTINUE READING

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